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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21350 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 270
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Arun Mittal, who practices in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, Torrance, CA, and P. V. E, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Mittal include vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Mittal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mittal (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Li Poa's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave Dr. Poa an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Poa (or staff) speaks Chinese, French, and Thai. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Poa's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. John M Stoneburner Jr., MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Stoneburner is a medical specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Stoneburner attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoneburner is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite B-1
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Carey's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Dr. Carey attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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What is Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery is the medical specialty that provides surgical care for the chest. Most often this means heart or lung surgery, but it can also include surgery on the esophagus, breastbone, or chest wall. Some cardiothoracic surgeons may specialize in the surgical treatment of children, or focus on a specific organ or surgical procedure.

Some of the diseases and procedures that a cardiothoracic surgeon might handle include:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • GERD, or severe acid reflux
  • Heart or lung transplants

Cardiothoracic surgeons may use various types of imaging, such as an electrocardiogram or CT scan, to diagnose problems and plan the operation. They may also offer minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery, if appropriate, to lower the risk of scarring and infection.

Cardiothoracic surgery is an older medical specialty, but it is still one of the most amazing. Often patients who need a cardiothoracic surgeon are extremely sick, suffering from an illness that will kill them without intervention. With surgery, however, they often make a complete recovery.
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